U.S. to remove MEK from terrorist list
The State Department is poised to remove a myrmidon Iranian dissident group from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, the culmination of a long, multi-million-dollar lobbying effort to sway U.S. politicians, officials and members of the group said Friday.
Supporters of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, better known as the MEK, gathered for an early celebration rally in front of the State Department hours after the news leaked that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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had sent word to Congress about the decision. Officially, the decision isn't yet public, and lawyers for the group said they were advising caution in case there were unforeseen conditions attached to the delisting.
"The department is now in the process of sending a classified communication from the secretary to the Congress today regarding the designation of the MEK. I'm not in a position to confirm the contents of this because it's classified," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
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